Babar Azam drops to eighth place in the ICC Test Rankings

Former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has ascended to the sixth position in the ICC Test rankings, whereas Pakistan’s ex-captain Babar Azam has slipped to the eighth position due to a decline in performance.

The current rankings showcase Kane Williamson of New Zealand in the lead with 864 points, closely followed by England’s Joe Root with 859 points. Notably, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, who displayed commendable performances against Pakistan, have secured the third and fourth positions, respectively. Mohammad Rizwan’s stellar innings in the Sydney Test catapulted him to the 17th rank, while Saud Shakeel now holds the 14th position in the batting rankings.

Aamir Jamal’s debut series performance has resulted in a noteworthy 12-position surge in the bowling rankings, propelling him to a career-best 45th rank. Meanwhile, Shahin Afridi maintains the 12th position with 733 points.

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